If we have both financial success and personal joy in our lives, we can be unstoppable as entrepreneurs. But the fact is, there are far too many business owners out there who are hugely successful but extremely miserable. I've been there myself.
One of the nicest parts of working at the Beverly Hills' AOL/Huffington Post office has been the bring-your-dog-to-work policy. It sets the tone for the office. Which is why a howl of protest spreads across the office on Friday.
My passion and my career revolve around designing group situations which inspire people to create greatness with minimal stress. "American Idol," for better or worse, is role modeling exactly the opposite.